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Collection of 68 letters and 30 postcards, autograph and typed, most signed, to John Clellon Holmes; with: 1 typed letter to Alan Harrington, and 1 uncompleted letter from Neal Cassady to Holmes; Jack Kerouac autograph manuscript comprising a critique of John Clellon Holmes's novel Preview this item
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Collection of 68 letters and 30 postcards, autograph and typed, most signed, to John Clellon Holmes; with: 1 typed letter to Alan Harrington, and 1 uncompleted letter from Neal Cassady to Holmes; Jack Kerouac autograph manuscript comprising a critique of John Clellon Holmes's novel "Go"; t.l.s. from [Kit and Arthur Knight] to Alfred Hirsch, July 24, 1983; t.l.s. from Maurice Neville to Alfred Hirsch, July 26, 1983.

Author: Jack Kerouac; Neal Cassady; John Clellon Holmes; Alan Harrington; Alfred Hirsch
Publisher: 1948-1969.
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Art Blakey; Walter Bishop; William S Burroughs; Lucien Carr; Fidel Castro; Malcolm Cowley; Robert Creeley; Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Allen Eager; John Eardley; Allen Ginsberg; Robert Giroux; Bill Heine; John Clellon Holmes; Randall Jarrell; Jack Kerouac; Caroline Kerouac; Philip Lamantia; Peter Orlovsky; Sonny Rollins; Kenneth Rexroth; Arthur Rimbaud; Philip Roth; Al Sublette; Helen Truro; Wig Walters; Alan Watts; Thomas Wolfe; Lester Young; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; John Clellon Holmes; John Clellon Holmes; John Clellon Holmes
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac; Neal Cassady; John Clellon Holmes; Alan Harrington; Alfred Hirsch
OCLC Number: 690922708
Notes: 1. Typed letter, unsigned; dated in another hand Nov. 18-19 1948, 1 p. -- 2. Typed postcard, signed, dated in another hand Denver, June 18, 1949, ca. 140 words. -- 3. * Typed letter, signed, Denver, June 24, 1949, 4 p. (legal-size leaves), ca. 4,200 words. -- 4. Autograph postcard in pencil, signed, dated in Holmes's hand Denver, July 26, 1949, ca. 50 words. -- 5. Typed letter, unsigned, to Alan Harrington, dated in pencil in unknown hand "mid Jan. 1950," ca. 375 words. -- 6. Typed letter, signed, with autograph note at conclusion, dated in pencil in Holmes's hand May 1, 2, 3, 1950, 2 p. (1 legal-size leaf), ca. 2000 words. -- 7. Typed letter, signed, with five lines in pencil, in Kerouac's hand, on verso, Mexico City, June, 23, 1950, 1 p., ca. 850 words. -- 8. Typed letter, unsigned, Cerrada Medellin 35-B, Mexico City, dated in pencil in Holmes's hand, July 11, 12, 1950, 3 p. (2 leaves) ca. 2,000 words. -- 9. Autograph postcard in pencil, signed, postmarked Aug. 8, 1950, ca. 50 words. -- 10. Typed letter, signed, to Alan [Harrington], date and explanatory note in pencil in Holmes's hand, Aug. 19, 1950, 2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 500 words. -- 11. Neal Cassady. Typed letter (incomplete), unsigned, with autograph notes and post scripts, San Francisco, Nov. 20, 1950, 2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 1600 words. -- 12. Typed letter, signed, Mar. 7, 1951, ca. 900 words. -- 13. Autograph letter in pencil, signed, July 14, [1951], year added in pencil in Holmes's hand, 8 p. (4 leaves from a spiral steno pad), ca. 650 words, with autograph box score in pencil from Kerouac's fantasy baseball 1951 All Star Game, 1 p. -- 14. * Typed letter, signed, Feb 8, 1952, "Neal's Birthday," with penciled note and two postscripts in Kerouac's hand, 2 p. ca. 600 words. -- 15. * Typed letter, signed, 12 March [1952], year added in pencil in Holmes's hand, 4 p. (2 leaves), with 2 penciled postscripts and reading instructions penciled in Kerouac's hand; substantial unpublished portions on p. 2-3 and p. 4, paginated by Kerouac as "2 1/2." -- 16. Typed letter with autograph penciled note and corrections, signed, c/o William Burroughs, Orizaba 210, Apt. 5, Mexico City, May 21, 1952, 2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 1,000 words. -- 17. * Typed letter, with autograph penciled notes and postscript, signed, June 3, [1952], year added in pencil in Holmes's hand, 2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 1,500 words. -- 18. * Typed letter, signed, June 3, [1952], year added in pencil in Holmes's hand, 2 p. (1 leaf) ca. 1,800 words. -- 19. Typed letter, unsigned, "June 17 or 15 or 21," [1952], year provided in pencil in Holmes's hand, 2 pages (1 leaf), ca. 1,500 words, with large drawing in blue fountain pen of a nude woman on the second page, around which the text of the letter is typed. -- 20. * Autograph letter in pencil on small, two-holed notebook paper, signed, "Sunday," October 12, [1952], 8 p. (4 leaves), ca. 1,700 words. -- 21. * Typed letter, unsigned, Nov. 8, [1952], 2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 700 words; with one typed page addressed "Dear John," and titled "Corrections For Dr. Sax," with list of corrections and corresponding page numbers. -- 22. Autograph note in pencil, signed, dated in Holmes's hand [Nov 15, 1952], 1 p., ca. 70 words. -- 23. Typed letter, signed (typed "JK"), Nov 16 [1952], year provided in pencil in Holmes's hand, 2 p. (2 leaves), ca. 2,500 words; addressed to "John & Allen" [Ginsberg]. -- 24. Autograph letter in pencil, signed, Dec 9, 1952, 4 p. (4 leaves, 2 sheets folded), ca. 700 words. -- 25. Autograph letter, signed, March 9 [1953], year provided in pencil in Holmes's hand, 2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 450 words. -- 26. Autograph note in pencil on three-holed paper, signed, Dec 29, 1953, 1 p., ca 50 words. -- 27. * Autograph letter in pencil ["Dear" typed], signed, Feb 19, [typed] 1954 [in pencil], 1 p., ca. 260 words. -- 28. Typed letter, signed (typed "Old Jack"), April 29, 1955 (in pencil autograph), 1 p., ca. 285 words. -- 29. Autograph letter in pencil, signed, c/o William Garver, 212 Orizaba Street, Mexico City, Aug. 20, 1955, 6 p. (3 leaves from small, vertical, spiral notebook), ca. 450 words. -- 30. Autograph letter in pencil, signed, Aug. 30, 1955, 4 p. (2 leaves from medium-sized, vertical, spiral notebook), ca. 900 words; letter had been accompanied by "original draft" of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." -- 31. * Typed letter (with penciled motto at conclusion), signed, Oct. 12, 1955, 2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 2,000 words. -- 32. Typed letter with several notes in pencil on three-holed paper, [San Francisco], signed, Jan. 27, [1956?], 2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 1,600 words; slight chipping along top left edge with some loss of text. -- 33. Autograph postcard in pencil, signed, [Mill Valley] in pencil in Holmes's hand, April 17, 1956, ca. 100 words. -- 34. * Typed letter, signed, [California], May 21, 1956, 2 p. (1 leaf) ca. 1,275 words. -- 35. Typed letter, signed, Dec. 13, 1956, with post script in pencil in Kerouac's hand, 1 p., ca. 250 words. -- 36. * Typed letter, signed, Dec. 19, [1956] year added in pencil in Kerouac's hand, 1 p. (lined, yellow, 5-hole, legal-size leaf), ca. 600 words. -- 37. * Autograph letter, signed, Jan. 10, 1957, 1 p. (crossed-out title page typescript for More Mexico City Blues on verso of cover of three-holed typewriter paper pad cover), ca. 175 words. -- 38. Typed letter, signed, June 23, 1957, dated in pencil in Kerouac's hand, 2 p. (three-holed leaf), ca. 2500 words; containing 35-line untitled poem, first line: "All the Martinis, Dubonnets, Raphaels," etc. -- 39. * Typed letter, signed, November 8, 1957, dated in pencil in Kerouac's hand, 2 p. (3-holed paper), ca. 1,600 words. -- 40. Typed postcard, signed ("Jack," typed), November 23, 1957, dated in pencil in Kerouac's hand, ca. 160 words. -- 41. Typed postcard, signed ("Zagg," in blue pen), "Early March 1958," provided in pencil in Holmes's hand, ca. 170 words. -- 42. Typed postcard, signed ("J" in pencil), March 14, provided in pencil in Kerouac's hand, [1957] provided in pencil in Holmes's hand, ca. 170 words. -- 43. * Typed letter, signed ("J" in blue pen and French form of name with title "Baron" and motto, typed), April 13 1951 provided in pencil in Kerouac's hand, corrected to 1958 in pencil in Holmes's hand, 2 p. (2-holed paper) ca 1,000 words. -- 44. Typed postcard, signed, June 19, 1958, provided in pencil in Kerouac's hand, ca. 150 words. -- 45. * Typed letter, signed ("J" in pencil), with penciled note in Kerouac's hand in inner margin, July 21 (dated in pencil in Kerouac's hand), [1958] dated in pencil in Holmes's hand, 1 p., ca. 750 words. -- 46. * Typed letter, signed, 34 Gilbert Street, Northport, Long Island, Feb. 21, 1959, 1 p., ca. 825 words. -- 47. Typed postcard, signed, Northport, Long Island, postmarked April 5, 1959, ca. 180 words. -- 48. Typed letter signed, 34 Gilbert Street, Northport, Long Island, April 28, 1959, 2 p. (1 folded, two-holed leaf), ca. 975 words. -- 49. Typed postcard, signed, postmarked May 25, 1959, ca.170 words.
50. Typed postcard, with note in blue pen in Kerouac's hand, with squiggle in blue pen in Kerouac's hand, signed, postmarked June 5, 1959, ca. 70 words. -- 51. Typed postcard, signed, postmarked June 11, 1959, ca. 180 words. -- 52. Typed postcard, signed, postmarked Oct. 14, 1959, ca. 200 words. -- 53. * Typed postcard, signed, Northport, Long Island (provided in Holmes's hand), signed, postmarked Nov. 8, 1959, ca. 170 words. -- 54. Typed letter, signed, Dec. 20, 1959, dated in pencil in Kerouac's hand, 1 p., ca. 950 words. -- 55. Typed letter, signed, Jan 21, [1960], dated in pencil in Holmes's hand, 2 p. (1 folded, 2-holed leaf) ca. 800 words. -- 56. Autograph postcard in black pen, signed, New York, N.Y., postmarked Feb. 6, 1960, ca. 90 words. -- 57. Autograph postcard in black pen, signed, Northport, Long Island, postmarked March 3, 1960, ca. 50 words. -- 58. Autograph postcard in black pen, signed, Northport, Long Island, postmarked April 5, 1960, ca. 35 words. -- 59. Typed postcard, signed, Northport, Long Island, postmarked June 8, 1960, ca. 185 words. -- 60. Autograph postcard in black pen, signed, Northport, Long Island, postmarked June 22, 1960, ca. 35 words. -- 61. Typed postcard, signed, Northport, Long Island, postmarked Feb. 2, 1961, ca. 175 words. -- 62. Typed letter, signed, with autograph note on verso in pencil, August 9, 1962, c/o Blake, P.O. Box 700, Orlando, Fla., 1 p., ca. 600 words. -- 63. Typed letter, signed, with autograph notes in pencil and with lengthy postscript on verso in pencil (signed "Doctor Sam Kerouac"), Dec. 29, 1961, dated in black pen in Kerouac's hand, 2 p., ca. 900 words. -- 64. * Typed letter, signed, with autograph postscript in blue pen, April 17, 1962, 1 p., ca. 540 words. -- 65. * Typed letter, signed, with concluding autograph note in pencil, June 8, 1962, 2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 1,350 words. -- 66. Typed letter, signed, with autograph note in pencil at letter's conclusion, Aug. 8, 1962, 2 p. (2 leaves), ca. 1,400 words. -- 67. Typed letter, signed, Sept. 3, 1962, 1 p., ca. 274 words. -- 68. Typed postcard, signed, P.O. Box 700, Orlando, Fla., postmarked Oct. 3, 1962, ca. 60 words. -- 69. * Typed letter, signed, with autograph notes in pencil on recto and verso, and autograph note in blue pen on verso, Oct 9, 1962, 2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 1,400 words. -- 70. Typed postcard, signed, postmarked Orlando, Fla., Nov. 21, 1962, dated in blue pen in Kerouac's hand, ca. 200 words. -- 71. Typed postcard, signed, with concluding autograph note in pencil, postmarked Orlando, Fla., April 4, 1963, ca. 170 words. -- 72. Typed letter, signed, with two autograph emendations in blue pen, June 23, 1963, 1 p., ca. 130 words; with Kerouac's 7-page (ca. 4000 words), typed reply (carbon copy), signed, to Holmes's 26 questions, posed to gather information for Holmes's book of Beat portraits, Nothing to Declare (Dutton, 1967). -- 73. Typed postcard, signed, postmarked Northport, Long Island, July 17, 1963, ca. 50 words. -- 74. * Typed letter, signed, Oct. 5, 1963, 1 p., ca. 600 words. -- 75. * Typed letter, signed, with autograph note in blue pen on recto, and typed statement on "Get Home Free" on verso, Dec. 11, 1963, 2 p., ca. 300 words. -- 76. * Typed letter, signed, Oct. 16, 1964, 1 p., ca. 675 words. -- 77. * Typed letter, signed, with autograph notes in black pen and "As ever" in pencil, Dec. 8, 1964, 1 p., ca. 550 words. -- 78. * Typed postcard, signed, postmarked St. Petersburg, Fla., March 2, 1965, ca. 170 words. Letters, pp. 446-7. -- 79. Typed letter, with concluding autograph note in black pen, signed, July 21, 1965, 2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 1,000 words. -- 80. Typed letter, signed, Aug. 25, 1965, 1 p., ca. 130 words. -- 81. Typed letter, signed, Sept. 6, 1965, 1 p., ca. 250 words. -- 82. * Typed letter, signed ("J"), Sept. 18, 1965, 1 p., ca. 600 words. -- 83. Typed postcard, signed, 5155 10th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Fla., dated ca. Sept. 29, 1969, in pencil in Holmes's hand (postmark illegible), ca. 130 words. -- 84. Typed letter, with autograph emendations in black pen, signed (and with second signature and autograph note in black pen on verso), [St. Petersburg, Fla.], Dec. 7, 1965, 1 p., ca. 600 words. -- 85. * Typed letter, with concluding autograph note in black pen, signed, Dec. 23, 1965, 1 p., (Christmas stationery, with candles and holly decorations on un-typed side), ca. 500 words. Letters, pp. 470-1. -- 86. * Typed letter, signed, Feb. 18, 1966, 1 p., ca. 700 words. Letters, pp. 474-5. -- 87. Typed postcard, with notes in black and blue pen, signed, 5155 10th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Fla., postmarked March 21, 1966, ca. 115 words. -- 88. Typed letter, with notes in black and red pen, signed, 20 Bristol Ave., Hyannis, Mass., May 12, 1966. 1 1/2 p. (1 leaf), ca. 1,000 words. -- 89. Typed postcard, signed, postmarked Hyannis, Mass., Aug. 3, 1966, ca. 145 words. -- 90. * Typed letter, with autograph note in black pen, signed, Sept. 22, 1966, 1 p., ca. 650 words. Letters, pp. 482-3. -- 91. Typed postcard, with autograph note in black pen, signed, 271 Sanders Ave., Lowell, Mass., postmarked Jan. 27, 1967, ca. 130 words. -- 92. Typed letter, signed, [Lowell, Mass.], March 13, 1967, 1 p., ca. 325 words. -- 93. * Typed letter, signed, March 30, 1967, 1 p., ca. 210 words. Letters, p. 495. -- 94. * Typed letter, signed, May 22, 1967, 2 p. (2 leaves), ca. 625 words. Letters, pp. 496-7. -- 95. * Typed letter, with autograph note and emendations in black pen, signed, Dec. 13, 1967, 1 p., ca. 650 words. Letters, pp. 504-5. -- 96. Typed postcard, signed in pencil, 271 Sanders [Ave.], Lowell, Mass., postmarked April 1, 1968, ca. 110 words. -- 97. Autograph note, signed, Aug. 13, 1968, 1 p. (two-holed paper), ca. 40 words. -- 98. * Typed letter, signed in pencil, Feb. 28, 1969, 1 p., ca. 430 words. Letters, pp. 529-30. -- 99. Critique of John Clellon Holmes novel Go, dated April 1949 in pencil, in Holmes's hand, 2 p. (2 leaves of two-holed paper), ca. 340 words. -- 100. Typed letter, signed, to John Clellon Holmes, Rodeo, Cal., July 24, 1983, 1 p. -- 101. Maurice Neville. Typed letter, signed, to John Clellon Holmes, Santa Barbara, Cal., July 26, 1983.
Description: 1 binder (101 items) ; 31 cm.

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